pn3598 Cast Pic 1Britpop icons Cast will perform hits and new material when they appear at Middlesbrough Town Hall on Wednesday, December 10.

The band will treat fans to favourites including Alright, Fine Time, Sandstorm and Walkaway.

Cast were formed in 1992 by John Power (vocals, guitar) and Peter Wilkinson (backing vocals, bass) after Power left The La’s and Wilkinson’s former band Shack had split. Following early line-ups with different guitarists and drummers, Liam ‘Skin’ Tyson (guitar) and Keith O’Neill (drums) joined in 1993.

Emerging from the Britpop movement, Cast signed to Polydor Records and their debut album All Change (1995) became the highest selling debut album for the label.

Further commercial success continued with the albums Mother Nature Calls (1997) and Magic Hour (1999).

pn3598 Cast Pic 2Noel Gallagher of Oasis described watching the band live as being like a ‘religious experience’ and they were labelled ‘The Who of the 90s’.

Middlesbrough Town Hall Business Development Manager Rob Guest said: “It will be great to welcome Cast back to the Town Hall – John Power performed here many times with The La’s and Cast in the 90s.

“Since Cast reformed they have played at the Stockton Weekender and Middlesbrough Empire and have a great following on Teesside, so December 10 should be a fantastic night!”

The concert is promoted by Grass Route in association with Middlesbrough Town Hall and The Magnificent Agency.

  • Cast perform at Middlesbrough Town Hall on Wednesday, December 10 at 7.30pm supported by John McCullagh and the Escorts and Violet Deep. Tickets are £20.

Age: 18+ (standing)/14+ (balcony and gallery seating). Under-18s must be accompanied by an adult.

To book or for further information, call Middlesbrough Town Hall Box Office on 01642 729 729 or book online at www.middlesbroughtownhallonline.co.uk